Office of Academic Advising

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What We Do

We support all exploring majors, first-year, intended nursing majors and any student looking for additional support. We guide students as they navigate their major/career options and connect them to the proper resources, including faculty. 

Contact Information
Office Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wed: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Academic Advising at RIC is designed to help all undergraduate degree candidates stay on track for graduation.

We are here to help students create and assess academic, personal and career orientated goals, encourage students to get involved on campus, and focus in on items that can enhance their RIC experience academically, and holistically. Additionally, our office utilizes Starfish in order to schedule appointments, create engagement within the campus community and to connect students to the proper resources.

Who We Assist

With the understanding that students meet with their advisor each semester regarding academic plans and their progress toward completing all academic requirements, we're very pleased to assist the following populations:

  • All exploring majors
  • First-year students
  • Intended nursing majors
  • Any student looking for additional support

Learn About What We Do

Our office helps students with:

  • course registration
  • adding/dropping courses
  • short and long-term planning
  • exploring majors
  • academic coaching.

We guide students as they navigate their major/career options and connect them to the proper resources, including faculty. The Academic Recovery Program also lives in our office and we work with students navigating the stages of academic standing, such as academic alert, probation and dismissal.

How students find their advisor:

  • Log into MyRIC
  • Go to "My Academics"
  • Click on the "View my Advisors" link

Intended Nursing Majors Support

  • Show students the pathway to the School of Nursing
  • Short and long-term planning
  • Career discussions
  • Assist with applying to the School of Nursing
  • For students who pivot and decide Nursing is no longer for them, alternate path and major to help them become successful at RIC and beyond

Have a Question?

Consult our list of frequently asked questions or ask an advisory.

Our Staff

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Starfish for Students

Starfish is an online resource created to help students succeed. Make connections with your professors, advisors and other Rhode Island College staff, make appointments and browse campus resources.